Dee's Mandarin Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 1114 W Armitage Ave

    Chicago, IL 60614

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  • 773-477-1500

About Dee's Mandarin Restaurant

Hours
Monday 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM Tuesday 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM Wednesday 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM Thursday 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM Friday 12:30 PM - 10:00 PM Saturday 12:30 PM - 10:00 PM Sunday 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM

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Very nice place , did not expect it to be so cozy ....\r
We got the Wonton soup and a few small appetizers\r
Mongolian Beef,,Kung Pao Chicken,,\r
the food was great! All the dishes we ordered were executed well,\r
Very good

3
★★★★★

Very nice place , did not expect it to be so cozy ....\r
We got the Wonton soup and a few small appetizers\r
Mongolian Beef,,Kung Pao Chicken,,\r
the food was great! All the dishes we ordered were executed well,\r
Very good

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Not even close to good, subpar for sure.
We thought we'd give Dee's a shot, they're in our new neighborhood. I read over some of the reviews prior to eating Dee's and found that I do not agree with a number of the more positive rated reviews. It seemed that there was a lack of flavor and freshness.
We try out new restaurants often and of course we have our favorites. In this genre, we prefer Ben Pao- real good food. Even the chicken fried rice at BP is fantastic. Sometimes, it's better to stick with your favorites.

We will not order from Dee's again.

1
★★☆☆☆

Not even close to good, subpar for sure.
We thought we'd give Dee's a shot, they're in our new neighborhood. I read over some of the reviews prior to eating Dee's and found that I do not agree with a number of the more positive rated reviews. It seemed that there was a lack of flavor and freshness.
We try out new restaurants often and of course we have our favorites. In this genre, we prefer Ben Pao- real good food. Even the chicken fried rice at BP is fantastic. Sometimes, it's better to stick with your favorites.

We will not order from Dee's again.

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This restaurant uses fresh, as opposed to frozen / packaged, chicken. The food tastes much better than the other Chinese take-out restaurants that I had frequented. The entrees cost a few dollars more, but the extra quality is definitely worth it.

2
★★★★☆

This restaurant uses fresh, as opposed to frozen / packaged, chicken. The food tastes much better than the other Chinese take-out restaurants that I had frequented. The entrees cost a few dollars more, but the extra quality is definitely worth it.

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to the lady who had the horrible experience with the hostesses, i am in a room with a group of people and read your rant to them, and no one can believe someone as whiny as you exists - what happened to you is not a big deal whatsoever, a simple mistake and the fact that you had write a negative review when you normally don't write reviews is simply pathetic.
i love dees since the first time i tried it, i think the szechuan beef is the one of the best dishes i ever had anywhere. one of the reviewers recommended the sesame shrimp - never had it, but i am looking forward to trying it tonight.

2
★★★★★

to the lady who had the horrible experience with the hostesses, i am in a room with a group of people and read your rant to them, and no one can believe someone as whiny as you exists - what happened to you is not a big deal whatsoever, a simple mistake and the fact that you had write a negative review when you normally don't write reviews is simply pathetic.
i love dees since the first time i tried it, i think the szechuan beef is the one of the best dishes i ever had anywhere. one of the reviewers recommended the sesame shrimp - never had it, but i am looking forward to trying it tonight.

Pros: szechuan beef and all food in general i really think its the best chinese in chicago, so fresh and flavorful

Cons: not best atmosphere

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I never write reviews, but I was so mad about my experience at Dee's recently. My reservation was made over a week ago and I checked the day of to make sure it was ok. I arrived for my reservation 2 minutes after my reservation time. I asked if I was the first person and they said yes. I waited for 20+ minutes. Finally a woman asked if I was with the large party in the back. I looked and everyone was there waiting for me to arrive (since i organized the dinner). I was SHOCKED and ABSOLUTELY FURIOUS, although I didn't make a big scene in front of my guests. Food is good, I have to admit, but this place left a sour taste in my mouth and I'll have to rethink to come back. If a guest has the courtesy to make a reservation, he/sheshould not be given wrong information and left waiting. The hostesses were so caught up with their carry-out orders, they don't even care about guests who actually come in to dine. AWFUL!

0
★☆☆☆☆

I never write reviews, but I was so mad about my experience at Dee's recently. My reservation was made over a week ago and I checked the day of to make sure it was ok. I arrived for my reservation 2 minutes after my reservation time. I asked if I was the first person and they said yes. I waited for 20+ minutes. Finally a woman asked if I was with the large party in the back. I looked and everyone was there waiting for me to arrive (since i organized the dinner). I was SHOCKED and ABSOLUTELY FURIOUS, although I didn't make a big scene in front of my guests. Food is good, I have to admit, but this place left a sour taste in my mouth and I'll have to rethink to come back. If a guest has the courtesy to make a reservation, he/sheshould not be given wrong information and left waiting. The hostesses were so caught up with their carry-out orders, they don't even care about guests who actually come in to dine. AWFUL!

Pros: Food

Cons: WORST SERVICE, DON'T BOTHER MAKING RESERVATIONS, THEY DON'T CARE

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I really enjoy Dee's evertyime I order it. I have only had it delivered, but am looking forward to eating at the restaurant in the future. The sesame chicken is great, lots of fresh broccoli and great flavor. My favorite chinese food in the city.

2
★★★★★

I really enjoy Dee's evertyime I order it. I have only had it delivered, but am looking forward to eating at the restaurant in the future. The sesame chicken is great, lots of fresh broccoli and great flavor. My favorite chinese food in the city.

Pros: Prompt Delivery, Consistently Great

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A friend had recommended the place for great Chinese delivery and take-out. Indeed, the food was good, but we were most pleasantly surprised by the romantic ambiance. The decor was a bit random, but it was enhanced by dark mood lighting and a working fireplace. There is plenty of space for larger parties, as well as sushi and regular bar seating. There are also comfortable booths for two or three tucked away from the larger dining room. We sat at one of those booths, only steps away from a live three person jazz band that featured piano, guitar, and stand-up bass. The music varied from original pieces to their own renditions of Christmas favorites.

The food was delicious. Although it was swimming in sauce, the Tuna Tataki offered a generous portion of tuna with onions, tomato, and avocado. The cold noodles were wonderful, and so was the scallion cake. For our entree, we split the sushi and sashimi combo, which included tuna, salmon, flounder, and mackerel and offered no ground for complaints. The salmon was outstanding. At bill time, the entire meal for two along with two glasses of wine and two beers was just under $70.

All in all, although it may not compete for sushi perfection with places like Toro and Coast, Dee's provided great sushi at an affordable price. I will definitely go back, especially on a Friday night to relax and enjoy some great jazz.

2
★★★★☆

A friend had recommended the place for great Chinese delivery and take-out. Indeed, the food was good, but we were most pleasantly surprised by the romantic ambiance. The decor was a bit random, but it was enhanced by dark mood lighting and a working fireplace. There is plenty of space for larger parties, as well as sushi and regular bar seating. There are also comfortable booths for two or three tucked away from the larger dining room. We sat at one of those booths, only steps away from a live three person jazz band that featured piano, guitar, and stand-up bass. The music varied from original pieces to their own renditions of Christmas favorites.

The food was delicious. Although it was swimming in sauce, the Tuna Tataki offered a generous portion of tuna with onions, tomato, and avocado. The cold noodles were wonderful, and so was the scallion cake. For our entree, we split the sushi and sashimi combo, which included tuna, salmon, flounder, and mackerel and offered no ground for complaints. The salmon was outstanding. At bill time, the entire meal for two along with two glasses of wine and two beers was just under $70.

All in all, although it may not compete for sushi perfection with places like Toro and Coast, Dee's provided great sushi at an affordable price. I will definitely go back, especially on a Friday night to relax and enjoy some great jazz.

Pros: Great atmosphere for a romantic/relaxing sushi dinner, live jazz

Cons: Disjointed decor

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I love the food. the customer service is great too since dee always makes a point of talking to you when you get there and you always get those refreshing little hot towels. try the crab ragoon!

2
★★★★★

I love the food. the customer service is great too since dee always makes a point of talking to you when you get there and you always get those refreshing little hot towels. try the crab ragoon!

Pros: ambience, service

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After a 16 year hiatus, couldn't wait to try one of our old favorites again, Dee's Sezchuan food. Wasn't dissappointed. Dee still has the best whole Fish anywhere in the City. If you've never had whole fish, try it you'll love it -- especially here. Kung Pao style is deep fried Red Snapper, spicy to taste, with mounds of chinese vegetables and great sauce. Cost is $30, but it is HUGE - enough to feed two people easy. Also enjoyed the Pot-Stickers, which are light & tasty. Dee even remembered us after being away for 16 years. Service is impeccable, and atmosphere in her 'new' locale (new for us), is even better then the old place. Bigger, stylish, and now she has added a Sushi Bar. Tho we didn't try it, it sure looked super fresh. Can't wait to dine out on her new patio this summer.

2
★★★★★

After a 16 year hiatus, couldn't wait to try one of our old favorites again, Dee's Sezchuan food. Wasn't dissappointed. Dee still has the best whole Fish anywhere in the City. If you've never had whole fish, try it you'll love it -- especially here. Kung Pao style is deep fried Red Snapper, spicy to taste, with mounds of chinese vegetables and great sauce. Cost is $30, but it is HUGE - enough to feed two people easy. Also enjoyed the Pot-Stickers, which are light & tasty. Dee even remembered us after being away for 16 years. Service is impeccable, and atmosphere in her 'new' locale (new for us), is even better then the old place. Bigger, stylish, and now she has added a Sushi Bar. Tho we didn't try it, it sure looked super fresh. Can't wait to dine out on her new patio this summer.

Pros: Whole Fish is the best in the City. Excellent Szechuan food. Service Impeccable. Atmosphere warm & stylish.

Cons: none

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This place is awesome and with few decent chinese restaurants in the area, its a real gem. Definately recommended. Also, I think its not very respectful to take food from elsewhere into a different restaurant.

2
★★★★★

This place is awesome and with few decent chinese restaurants in the area, its a real gem. Definately recommended. Also, I think its not very respectful to take food from elsewhere into a different restaurant.

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Some of the best chinese/asian food around Chicago! And the host, Dee herself, is one of the most hospitable people you can meet. Very friendly place to eat for family, business and groups. Can see right into clean kitchen through window off dinning room. Great bar area and deck area if you like to dine outside.

It's my opinion that it would be bad manners to bring food or drink from other vendors into a resturant of any kind.

2
★★★★★

Some of the best chinese/asian food around Chicago! And the host, Dee herself, is one of the most hospitable people you can meet. Very friendly place to eat for family, business and groups. Can see right into clean kitchen through window off dinning room. Great bar area and deck area if you like to dine outside.

It's my opinion that it would be bad manners to bring food or drink from other vendors into a resturant of any kind.

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Great dining in a classy atmosphere. The sushi is the best in town, much better than sai's, i.e. they actually have a trained japanese sushi chef. Prices are standard for the area but very reasonable for the portions and quality.

2
★★★★★

Great dining in a classy atmosphere. The sushi is the best in town, much better than sai's, i.e. they actually have a trained japanese sushi chef. Prices are standard for the area but very reasonable for the portions and quality.

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I have only gotten take out, but I think Dee's has the best chinese food in the city. The chicken is white and tender! I really think you should try this place if you haven't already!

2
★★★★★

I have only gotten take out, but I think Dee's has the best chinese food in the city. The chicken is white and tender! I really think you should try this place if you haven't already!

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We were looking forward to a great meal on a Sunday evening. I was curtly greeted by a host. I walked in with my Starbucks in hand I was told I had to "check it at the hostess stand" where it would be returned to me when I was done with dinner. My other option was to sit and drink it before they would seat me in their now empty dining room. They were curt and rude and acted as if the other four persons in the restaurant would be offened by my beverage choice. There are nicer ways to keep customers and Dee's needs to learn them. I would never return and would never take friends there!!!!

0
★☆☆☆☆

We were looking forward to a great meal on a Sunday evening. I was curtly greeted by a host. I walked in with my Starbucks in hand I was told I had to "check it at the hostess stand" where it would be returned to me when I was done with dinner. My other option was to sit and drink it before they would seat me in their now empty dining room. They were curt and rude and acted as if the other four persons in the restaurant would be offened by my beverage choice. There are nicer ways to keep customers and Dee's needs to learn them. I would never return and would never take friends there!!!!

Cons: staff, staff, staff

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Dee's has been around forever, and its easy to see why. A friendly staff and great food are the key, try their sushi bar as it is underrated. Awesome for pickup- but their dining room is very comfortable as well. Dee's is great for a large group or just carryout-try it!

2
★★★★★

Dee's has been around forever, and its easy to see why. A friendly staff and great food are the key, try their sushi bar as it is underrated. Awesome for pickup- but their dining room is very comfortable as well. Dee's is great for a large group or just carryout-try it!

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Mongolian beef is amazingly tender, the spring rolls were a bit greasy. The delivery guy couldn't manage to read the directory in my apartment building lobby, yelled at me for that and then repeatedly pointed out that his tip was very small.

1
★★★☆☆

Mongolian beef is amazingly tender, the spring rolls were a bit greasy. The delivery guy couldn't manage to read the directory in my apartment building lobby, yelled at me for that and then repeatedly pointed out that his tip was very small.

Pros: Tasty food, fast delivery

Cons: Rude staff, greasy, kind of expensive

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To some, this unassuming bi-level storefront is a Sunday night delivery staple. But with its low lighting, floral paintings and polished wood tables and booths, Dee's is great for dining in, too. The traditional,…

 

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